Rajon Rondo announced to the Boston media that he spent his suspension time in Mexico.
Skeptics among the press wanted to toss a sombrero at Rondo and ask him to do the Mexican hat dance.
Others expressed disbelief that he flew across the continent to find his own version of three amigos.
Now that he has become an international jet setter in the mode of Fellini's Eight and a Half, we wonder if #9 has begun to live la vida loca or the La Dolce Vita.
Rondo, being a literate man, may have gone to Mexico looking for the missing author Ambrose Bierce who disappeared into the mists of time after his trip south of the border.
Rondo may also be in the mode of B. Traven, the mysterious writer of The Treasure of Sierra Madre who lived as a recluse somewhere in the mountains of Mexico.
If Rondo is looking for a place to hide from NBA fines and a place to spend his days out of the sun, he could not do much better than finding some sand and cactus in Mexico where he can live like a Tennessee Williams expatriate enjoying The Night of the Iguana.
Rondo insisted that he went to Mexico to watch the Celtics game in Mexico. Apparently his dish TV reception has been faulty in the Boston area.
To prove he went to Mexico, Rondo did his entire practice session shirtless to show off his brilliant tan on his flawless torso.